Welcoming Two New Faces to CRHESI: Meet Eleanor Gebrou and Kelly Barnes

We are thrilled to introduce you to two remarkable individuals who have recently joined the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) family. As we continue our mission to address health equity and social inclusion issues in our community, their expertise and passion will undoubtedly strengthen our efforts toward positive change. Please see their short bios below for more information.

Eleanor Gebrou

I am a facilitator, community-researcher, and an educator with a formal background in psychology, local government and journalism— my skills include strategic planning, evaluation and administration. Outside of my work in non-profit and governance, I have been teaching in the BMT and Health Systems Management programs at Fanshawe College for 3+ years. I also moonlight as a singer/ songwriter, and I’ve been lucky enough to find ways to intersect my artistic endeavors with my work in the impact sector a few times over. With 10+ years of leadership and project management experience, and a history of diverse scholastic success— I am uniquely poised to carry out complex public-facing projects. I am excited to contribute to the impactful work at CRHESI and leverage my skills to make a positive difference in the lives of Londoners experiencing homelessness.

Kelly Barnes

I am a Social Psychologist by training and a passionate advocate for evidence-based social change. I studied attitudes toward immigrants and their settlement outcomes under Dr. Victoria Esses at Western. I have volunteered with the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership for over a decade, including several years as lead of the annual I am London campaign. Since completing my PhD in 2015, I have taught in the Psychology Department at Western and Kings, worked in Social Housing for the City of London, and spent several years as a policy researcher in the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Office and Ministry of the Solicitor General. For the last four years, I led assessment efforts at an educational non-profit called The Carpentries that teaches researchers to code so they can do more efficient and reproducible research. I live in Old South with my husband, 2-year-old son, and our cat. In my free time I love to cook, paint, and play video and tabletop role playing games. I love London and am so honoured to be part of the Whole of Community Response to Homelessness that will so directly impact the lives of those facing homelessness and our whole community.

Join Us in Welcoming Eleanor and Kelly

As Research and Evaluation Managers, Eleanor and Kelly will spearhead our efforts within the Whole of Community System Response to Health & Homelessness (WCSRHH). With their combined expertise and enthusiasm, we are confident that they will play pivotal roles in advancing our mission of promoting health equity and social inclusion in our community.

We invite you to join us in extending a warm welcome to Kelly Barnes and Eleanor Gebrou as they embark on their journey with CRHESI. Together, with our collective dedication and expertise, we will continue to work toward creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all.

Stay tuned for updates on our ongoing initiatives and the impactful contributions of Eleanor and Kelly.